Serving Medical Malpractice And Personal Injury Victims In Georgia

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. In The News
  4.  » Paramedics Often Give This Shot After A Cardiac Arrest. New Data Shows It’s Leading To Brain Damage.

Paramedics Often Give This Shot After A Cardiac Arrest. New Data Shows It’s Leading To Brain Damage.

| Dec 27, 2019 | In The News

Paramedics have for decades injected heart attack victims with adrenaline to help keep them alive. But new evidence suggests that the drug only slightly raises their survival odds – while greatly increasing the chances of devastating brain damage.

“It does increase the chances of making it to the hospital with a pulse,” emergency medicine specialist Kyle Kelson of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center told BuzzFeed News. “But based on the data, it does have the strong potential of long-term harm.” Read the full article here.